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Pursue an Ed.S. degree in Leadership with a Mathematics Education concentration at Regent University.

Ed.S. in Leadership in Mathematics Education

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Are you a classroom teacher seeking to improve your instructional skills and expand your influence in this specialized field? We can help you develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics required at the elementary and middle school level. Regent’s Educational Specialist in Leadership in Mathematics Education prepares you to become a school-based K-8 math specialist. Grow your teaching career in this high-demand area as you also influence improvement in school mathematics programs. Here’s your chance to help students develop core knowledge of math processes and disciplines as you fulfill the requirements for a Virginia Mathematics Specialist endorsement.

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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Capitalize on a higher salary with your Ed.S. degree.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Take your career to the next level with exciting leadership opportunities.

MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

Impact the lives of students while building a strong reputation as a mathematics education leader. Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for seven consecutive years. Our graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004. Experience the Regent difference through the Ed.S. in Leadership in Mathematics Education program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies program are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023.

Upon completion of this Ed.S. concentration, the graduate will be able to:

  • Effectively explain number systems, geometry, statistics, algebra, and discrete math.
  • Understand curriculum & technology trends to help students process and retain critical math skills.
  • Develop coaching and leadership skills to assist both high- and low-achieving students.

Career Opportunities

  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Mathematics Consultant
  • Mathematics Tutor
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Teacher/Professor
$112Thousand
Mean annual wage for education administrators, postsecondary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
Essential characteristics, skills, and dispositions needed to maintain effective math education leadership roles in K-8 schools. In-depth review of national and state mathematics standards. On-site professional development models discussed with primary emphasis on the Content-Focused Coaching model by Lucy West. Cross-listed with EADM 547.
Field-based experience to develop and demonstrate skills for carrying out effective mathematics coaching in K-8 schools. Review of literature on best practices and case studies, and self-critique of videotaped coaching sessions. Cross-listed with EADM 548.
Technology resources for learning mathematics and for leaders of mathematics education. Instructional applications through online resources, hand-held resources, and software packages that target the mathematical development of K-8 teachers and students. Includes management technologies for the mathematics leader. Cross-listed with EADM 553.
Discusses big picture mathematics curricular design ideas, including history of mathematics curriculum, development of national and state standards, curriculum frameworks, and implementation of effective practices into K-8 schools. Reviews recent developments, research, and theoretical foundations of curricular concepts and practices in mathematics. Cross-listed with ECUR 501.
Working in conjunction with professors, students apply what they learned in the program and complete a research paper for this final project. The emphasis of the project is applying research to practice in special education leadership. The appropriate use of APA style, research to practice, and application skills is emphasized. Topics are chosen on an individual basis based on interaction with the course instructors.
Discusses math standards and curriculum, as well as methods for diagnosis, remediation, instructional design, and curriculum adaptation. Identify students with math difficulties; conduct record reviews and interviews; administer and interpret formal and informal tests; write reports; and design, implement, and critique instruction. Cross-listed with ETSP 556.

Historical numeration systems, base systems, representing numbers, combining numbers, relationships among numbers, and the nature of large and small numbers. Includes children's thinking, how they learn this basic mathematics, their problem-solving strategies, and how they construct their understandings of the base ten number system and arithmetic. Cross-listed with MATH 541.

Mathematical reasoning and geometric ideas through the study of topics in Euclidean geometry and measurement. Provides an appreciation for topics in other geometries such as nonEuclidean, fractal, and computational. Includes evaluating geometric thinking in grades K-8 using the van Hiele model of geometric thought. Prerequisite: MATH 649. Cross-listed with MATH 542.
The mathematical underpinnings of algebra: patterns, variables, and functions. Includes modeling and interpreting graphs of linear and nonlinear functions (quadratic, polynomial, and exponential growth and decay) as well as analyzing, interpreting, and assessing children’s algebraic thinking in both written and oral communication. Prerequisite: MATH 649. Cross-listed with MATH 544.
Basic number strands in fractions and rational numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions as identified in K-8 national and state standards. Includes interpretation, computation, and estimation to develop rational number concepts, skills, and proportional reasoning. Prerequisite: MATH 641. Cross-listed with MATH 549.

Counting (i.e., combinatorics), probabilistic structures, data analysis, and reasoning. Includes common misconceptions in children's learning and K-8 classroom applications to meet national and state standards. Includes interpreting children's probabilistic thinking, understanding how they learn these concepts and how to help build problem-solving strategies. Prerequisites: MATH 642 & MATH 644. Cross-listed with MATH 551.

Includes topics in discrete mathematics and implementation in both K-8 classrooms and in professional development programs for teachers. Review of national recommendations in discrete mathematics for schools, related educational literature, and how best to implement discrete mathematics in schools. Prerequisite: MATH 551. Cross-listed with MATH 563.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

Application Process – Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcripts from U.S.-based schools, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, in order to review your application for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Specialist Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institutions, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will notify you if your previous institutions will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Active Teaching License
Please send a copy of your active teaching license to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Specialist Application Pieces.

Step 4: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete, but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 6: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about an hour.


Important Information
Background Check: Students in endorsement programs are required to complete a background check because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. Regent University School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions to set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“As I pondered what do to with the rest of my life when I retired from the Navy, I knew I wanted a job that made me feel valuable and one in which I felt I was making a difference. Thanks to Regent's Career Switcher Program, I know in my heart that as a teacher I do that every day.”

Beth Lambert, M.Ed., 2010 Senior Curriculum Developer

“Regent has played an instrumental role in equipping thousands of graduates. We have the power to use the knowledge gained and the credentials earned to serve, to advocate for, and ultimately to bring change and hope to the hurting world around us.”

Cindi Spaulding, Ph.D., 2009 Teacher

“What I love about Regent is being treated not only as a student trying to pursue an education but as a person who is trying to make a difference in the world.”

Jasmine Farnsworth, Doctor of Education, 2022

“From the professors to advisors to support staff, my experience at Regent has been extremely satisfying, and I highly recommend the program to others.”

Lorri Wilke, M.Ed., 2012 NILD Educational Therapy

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections